Welcome back! I was recently tagged to do the “This Time Next Year” post by one of my blogging pals, Nicky Ashleigh. And since March seems like a good time to revisit the goals I set for myself back in January, I thought why not combine the two? It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag post but I enjoy them! I’m not big on setting lots of crazy goals for myself but I think it’s healthy to think of things you want to change or do more (or less) of once in a while! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about goals lately, so this couldn’t have come at a better time. Continue reading “This Time Next Year Tag and 2017 Goal Checkup”
Greetings all! March is marching on as I like to say, and here I am back in toss-out mode! I have this endless fascination with decluttering or purging stuff. Last summer I did a major eyeshadow declutter and lip product declutter, and I’m at it again. I’m going through my house little by little and getting rid of stuff in different categories. It’s one of those things that’s an ongoing process- something I really like to do once in a while to keep things neat and updated.
I’ve definitely outgrown products and some are just no longer functional, and for me it’s just finding the time to sort everything out. Sometimes I’ll get rid of a bunch of things at once, other times it’s more spontaneous or random. I always find it interesting that when it comes to some things, one moment it’s so hard to let go then all of a sudden you’re just ready and it needs to be out of your life. At least that’s how it is for me! Continue reading “Product Toss/Declutter: Part 3”
Hello, Beauts! So today’s post is brought to you by the unfortunate makeup mishap- shattered powder makeup. Cue the slo-mo “NOOOO!!!!”. I’m sure most of you have been there at some point! While I’m not one to really care too much about using a broken shadow or blush, it can get messy and quite frankly looks…crappy. And being careful to not get it everywhere is too much work. So here I wanted to share my experience of fixing a broken shadow by using the rubbing alcohol method. This method is pretty popular and by no means new-I just felt like playing around to see if it would actually work. Continue reading “Fixing Broken Makeup With Alcohol-Does it Work?!”
Greetings, Beauts! Welcome to 2017! We’re two weeks into January and I feel a little late to the resolutions game-at least it feels that way. But I guess that’s life for ya! Anyway, 2017 may just be another year or it may not be, but I’d like to think each year holds some new and cool things even if they aren’t all super dramatic. And is it just me or do the years seem to be blending together more and more?!
This year, as with any, questions may be answered and questions may arise. What will get sorted out? How much will things remain the same or change? Will I still be wearing this sweater next winter? Ahh. Guess we will have to wait and see!
I don’t typically use the word “resolution” for my goals just because I’ll never stick with it once that label is thrown on there. Psychological or not, I tend to curse myself that way based on experience. But no matter what you call it, wanting to be a better you or revising aspects of your life is a good thing and can be done at any time! January just seems to be that natural time for me and many to reset things on a more intentional level.
I like thinking of what is coming up or things I’d like to maybe try each upcoming year, but before I get into all of that I want to give a shout out to my blogger friend Jay–her New Year’s post inspired me to get my own thoughts down on resolutions! Go give it a read! Anyway, here are some things I am looking forward to in 2017! Continue reading “What I’m looking forward to in 2017!”
Greetings! If you didn’t know (which you more than likely didn’t), I just had a birthday. I turned 34 and can’t get over the fact that I’ve been on this earth that long already (and with God’s grace I’ll be here even longer), but I’m thankful! My birthday comes right between Christmas and New Years, so it’s a big time of reflection for me.
Coming up with 34 things I’ve learned throughout my life was way more of a challenge than I expected it to be. 34 is a lot when it comes to making a list, that’s one thing I learned! And it’s weird number to work with. It’s not a typical milestone year and not divisible by 5 so it doesn’t sound as cool, but I didn’t want to wait another year to make a list.
This is in no way me trying to be preachy, just a mishmash of things that came to my head and things I found to be true for myself over these 34 years. If you make it down to even half of them, you’ve made my day. Thanks, and Enjoy! 🙂 Continue reading “34 Things I Learned at 34!”
Welcome back, Beauts! So now we’re in the Christmas season, so magical and so fun, yet so fleeting and hectic. I don’t know about you, but by the time I’m finally ready to bring out a tray of Christmas cookies and throw on a Santa hat, it’s over. And then I have to wait another year to attempt to get back into it. What gives?! And as you get older, more things happen in life and it only gets crazier and goes by faster!
I remember being a kid and it felt like forever before Christmas came. The anticipation was so fun! Because back then, Christmas and maybe your birthday were pretty much the only times you could give someone a huge list of stuff you wanted without feeling weird (at least that’s how I’d feel now), and you were too little to buy yourself stuff so you had to wait. And you didn’t have all of the adult responsibilities keeping you preoccupied. Continue reading “Keeping up with Christmas: Ways to get into the Holiday Spirit!”
Hello again, Beauts! So I took a mini break from blogging with the Thanksgiving holiday and I will say it was well needed! Sometimes you just know when it’s time to wind down and do nothing- or as close to nothing as motherhood will allow! I had a little more time to think about different beauty concepts that are continuously floating around in my brain and decided to zone in on project pan. This post isn’t about me actually doing project pan, but more of a sounding board on what it is and how I feel about it! Continue reading “My Thoughts on Project Pan”
Hi again, everyone! As always, I hope this post finds you well. This past week has been a mix of calm days, productive days, hectic ones, and days when news you receive isn’t exactly the news you really want to hear. Days where you’ll have to sit and do some processing.
I find it interesting that on some days, things happen that make you stop and smile or bring you a sense of comfort. I don’t go around hunting for signs. Anything could be a sign if you want it to be. But I feel that if you’re open to them, it seems you don’t have to hunt so much- they kinda just fall into your lap! Continue reading “Signs and Symbols- Do You Believe?”
Greetings all! Recently, we had the opportunity to do some traveling. I had the pleasure of seeing good friends get married-one in Punta Cana and the other wedding in Arkansas, so we definitely got in some flight time this summer! While getting ready for all of these events and hanging out in hotel rooms and airports, I was inspired to do a post on packing and travel items!
We don’t fly often at all but when we do, we try to avoid checking bags and get everything in our carry ons. For us it’s just easier-no lost luggage or waiting around for it, plus it’s one less thing you’re paying for. I like saving when I can, so this makes my frugal side very happy! You don’t get to bring as much this way, but I don’t see that as a bad thing. It’s also a lot easier to pack less in the summer or when you’re only away for 3-4 nights, so we had that advantage. We did manage to do two weeks in Europe one summer with just our carry ons and my tote, so I guess anything is doable! Continue reading “Traveling: How I Pack!”
I was nominated by my lovely blogging pal Amanda over at The Next Seven to do this fun and insightful post! If you haven’t yet, please check out her blog all about living life to the fullest! I can definitely get on board with that!
I always enjoy doing posts like these-I find that they’re a great way to connect with other bloggers and to learn more about ourselves and each other. The Liebster Award is usually given to newer bloggers so other bloggers or readers can learn more about them (I decided to tag some cool bloggers who aren’t necessarily new!).Anyway, should you choose to give it a go, here’s how it works:
1. Thank your nominator 🙂
2. Answer the questions he/she has created for you.
3. Create 10 new questions.
4. Nominate around 6 bloggers for this award and include their links in your post!
So anyway, here are my answers to Amanda’s questions!
What’s the #1 thing you want to cross off your bucket list this year? Oooh! Well if we’re talking about from this October to next, maybe start growing our family? And that’s a MAYBE. We’ll see how life goes-certainly can’t promise anything. I would also like to continue growing as a blogger.
What does a good friend look like? To me a good friend is someone who is dependable, has a great sense of humor, and makes an effort to reach out somehow whether it’s through a text to say “hey” or making actual plans to hang out- something, anything. Life does get very busy so I know that isn’t easy to do- I am not always the best at it myself. But you don’t realize how much any of it matters, but if it’s missing….you notice.
Tell me about the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done. The most adventurous thing I’ve done up to this point was become a mom. It’s a constant adventure as I’m sure most moms will tell you! Starting a blog (which made me a bit nauseous at first) has definitely been adventurous, as well as going to Europe for two weeks! That didn’t make me want to throw up, however. Continue reading “The Liebster Award!”